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Through its study of diabetes care in twentieth-century Britain, Managing diabetes, managing medicine offers the first historical monograph to explore how the decision-making and labour of medical professionals became subject to bureaucratic regulation and managerial oversight. Where much existing literature has cast health care management as either a political imposition or an assertion of medical control, this work positions managerial medicine as a co-constructed venture. Although driven by different motives, doctors, nurses, professional bodies, government agencies and international organisations were all integral to the creation of managerial systems, working within a context of considerable professional, political, technological, economic and cultural change. -- .
Martin D. Moore is a Research Fellow in the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health at the University of Exeter -- .
List of figures Acknowledgements List of abbreviations Introduction: Managing diabetes, managing medicine 1 Chronicity and the care team in Britain's New Jerusalem 2 Diabetes, risk management, and the birth of modern primary care 3 The making of integrated care 4 Retinopathy screening and the new politics of prevention 5 Constructing standards at a time of crisis 6 Making managerial policy in the neoliberal moment Epilogue Bibliography Index -- .